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Audioengine B1 Bluetooth Audio Receiver

Audioengine

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The Audioengine B1 is a fantastically simple way of turning a set of active speakers into wireless speakers or great way to enable you to stream music from a tablet or phone to your existing hi-fi. The B1 has a stereo analogue RCA output suitable for use with virtually any audio component but there is also an optical connection for speakers or amplifiers with digital input.

The B1 uses a high grade AKM AK4396A DAC for 24bit up sampling and an incredibly low noise floor. Because the B1's Bluetooth profile supports aptX high quality streaming can be enabled from devices which are compatible with the technology. The B1 also offers a reliable connection and extended range as it features an external antenna, something not included in all Bluetooth receivers on the market.

Combine the B1 with their A2+ or A5+ speakers to create a wireless stereo system or simply add it to your hi-fi system or AV receiver to create a convenient way to send music from your portable device or laptop.

  • Tick Easy setup, connects in seconds
  • Tick Plug-n-play, no software to install
  • Tick Superior sound and extended range
  • Tick Streams audio from any media player (iTunes, Amarra, Youtube, etc.)
  • Tick Connects to any music system with an audio input
  • Tick Aluminium case with audiophile-grade connectors
  • Tick Analog and optical outputs
DAC Characteristics

DAC Characteristics

The B1 Bluetooth Receiver utilizes the AKM AK4396A DAC, widely known for its low noise and high fidelity. B1 is essentially an upsampling 24-bit Bluetooth DAC and will pad all bit depths internally to 24-bits, thus achieving a higher signal-to-noise ratio. The B1 presents impressive low noise and low distortion characteristics with a noticeable improvement over other Bluetooth devices.

Extended Range

Extended Range

Most Bluetooth implementations have very limited range, usually within just one room. But with careful signal management circuitry and antenna tuning, we offer a superior solution that will reach more than one room with no degradation in audio quality.

High Quality Bluetooth

High Quality Bluetooth

The B1 features aptX coding which is an advanced Bluetooth audio codec that provides much higher-quality sound than previous versions. The B1 is backwards-compatible with all previous Bluetooth implementations so you can wirelessly stream music from any device and still enjoy outstanding sound.

Optical Output

Optical Output

B1 also functions as a wireless audio bridge from your device to your favorite DAC or preamp. Use the internal DAC with RCA analog outputs or connect the optical output into another DAC.

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

Diagram
Bluetooth receiver type Bluetooth 5.0 audio with aptX codec
Supported Bluetooth profiles aptX, A2DP, and AVRCP
Inputs Bluetooth
Outputs Stereo analog RCA
Digital optical (SPDIF)
Required power 5V, 200mA
Operation range up to 100ft (30m) typical
Full-scale output 2.0V RMS
Output impedance 57 Ohms
D/A converter AKM AK4396
Power filtering 3-stage redundant regulation
SNR (DC to 20 kHz) >100dB
THD+N (1 kHz FS 96 kS/s) <0.02%
Frequency response 10Hz - 20kHz (+/-0.5dB)
Crosstalk >-86dB
Input bit depth 24-bit (upsampled)
Input data rate Determined by Bluetooth
Latency ~30 milliseconds (ms)
Product dimensions 3.5 x 4.0 x 1"
Shipping weight 1.0lbs
(0.5kg)
Shipping box dimensions 11 x 7 x 3"
Environmental Requirements Operating temperature: 32° to 105°F (0°C to 40°C)
Storage temperature: -4° to 115°F (-20°C to 46°C)
Relative humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
Included accessories RCA audio cable (3ft/1m)
Power adapter with detachable cable
Microfiber bag
Setup guide

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

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